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Ricketts brother pegged for national GOP finance chairman

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AP and Politico, citing multiple GOP sources, said the appointment is expected. His father, Joe Ricketts, founded TD Ameritrade , and Todd Ricketts sits on the company's board. The Ricketts are large donors in Republican politics and have long-standing relationships with GOP congressional leaders. Trump nominated Ricketts as his deputy commerce secretary past year, but Ricketts ultimately withdrew his bid in April after struggling to reconcile his family's complicated finances with the ... Read More »

Trump May Ask Sessions to Prosecute Mueller

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Graham said he would be glad to pass legislation to prevent Trump from trying to oust Mueller , who is in the midst of negotiations with Trump's lawyers over terms of Trump's possible testimony under oath about the Russian election interference and whether Trump obstructed justice by firing former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, who at the time was heading the law enforcement agency's Russia probe before Mueller took it over. Read More »

Lady Antebellum Singer Hillary Scott Welcomes Twins - Get the Details!

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And just weeks before giving birth, the proud mom shared a heartwarming snap of her daughter kissing her baby bump. The country singer , 31, used to share the happy news of the twins births with fans and followers Monday. I know it will be a chaotic circus in the beginning, but I'm hopeful we'll get them on a schedule and we'll love them more than anything and we'll figure it out". Read More »

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue named 'designated survivor'

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Typically, the assignment goes to a lower-ranking member of the Cabinet . Here's what you need to know about the "designated survivor", a unique role that has been around for decades. Secretary of Agriculture nominee Sonny Perdue is sworn in at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Agriculture Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington , DC, U.S. Read More »

Medical admission scam: No judicial work for Allahabad HC judge

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The three-member committee, comprising Madras high court Chief Justice Indira Banerjee , Sikkim high court Chief Justice SK Agnihotri and Madhya Pradesh high court judge PK Jaiswal , recently concluded its probe against Justice Shukla and made adverse remarks against him in their report . Read More »

Michelle Obama to appear on Ellen DeGeneres show

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Allie and dad Mark then flew to LA last week to meet with Ryan, with the youngster also landing a spot on Ellen during her time in the city of Angels. "I would like to be a singer and musician when I grow up". "I was always the kid who was going around the house singing". "She gave me a guitar case with lights with light up words saying TIPS", Allie said. Read More »

Theresa May arrives in China eyeing post-Brexit trade links

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Barbara Woodward made the remarks during a press briefing held in Beijing ahead of British Prime Minister Theresa May's three-day official visit to China starting on Wednesday. In a letter to the PM, Lord Patten and ex-Lib Dem leader Lord Ashdown said its residents needed assurances that the UK's growing commercial relationship with China would not "come at the cost of our obligations to them". Read More »

S.Korea: North cancels joint pre-Olympic event

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The article has been amended to reflect that fact. The surprise offer by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to send a delegation to the PyeongChang Games during his New Year's Day speech paved the way for restored dialogue between Pyongyang and Seoul , which had been frozen due to North Korea's development of its nuclear and ballistic missile weapons programs in defiance of worldwide sanctions. Read More »

Trump Issues Order to Keep Guantanamo Open

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With that in mind, he said that earlier on Tuesday he signed an order directing defense chief James Mattis to "keep open the detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay ". Trump would do so by issuing an executive order that retains the US right to move new detainees to the facility if warranted, but there are no plans to do so, according to a State Department official. Read More »

USA lists oligarchs close to Putin

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U.S. lawmakers passed the law - called the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act - out of concern that Trump , eager to have warm ties with Putin , might not take tough action to punish Moscow and Russian officials for interfering in United States elections and destabilizing Ukraine . Read More »

Gujarat 'lucky' bus for Rahul Gandhi Karnataka tour

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He would address public meetings and interact with the public. Next day, he will travel to Koppal, Yadgiri, Raichur and Kalburgi by bus, he told reporters in Bengaluru , adding, he would visit parts of the state on February 12 also. CM Siddaramaiah and AICC General Secretary K C Venugopal met minister Satish Jarikiholi, who is said to have expressed his displeasure over recent developments in the party. Read More »

Jerusalem: Palestinian protesters disrupt business seminar US helped organise

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Protesters threw tomatoes at the sports utility vehicle, which had USA consular licence plates. Palestinians protesting U.S support of Jerusalem as capital of Israel. Tensions in the region have risen since US President Donald Trump's announcement on December 6 recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and at least 19 Palestinians and one Israeli have been killed since. Read More »

Rob Gronkowski thinks he'll play in Super Bowl, but still in protocol

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With the Super Bowl being just over a week away, the New England Patriots are getting healthier, as they saw the return of both Rob Gronkowski and Deatrich Wise Jr. Sunday will mark the final practice New England has at Gillette Stadium this season. The combination of the new coach and high-profile Super Bowl participants has the UA in marketing overdrive. Read More »

'They're not intellectual people': Teacher under fire for anti-military rant

The Pentagon on Monday responded to remarks by a California teacher and Democratic city councilman, who called members of the U.S. military "a bunch of dumbs***s", the Washington Examiner reports . "They're a bunch of people this freaking big throwing rice at us". He also used racist stereotypes of people in Vietnam and the Middle East, belittling the American military for failing to "beat" them. Read More »

Putin pissed United States released list of Russian businessmen

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They have also been working to win over Russia Hawks, and neoconservatives to their aggressive foreign policy position. Trump said at the time that the bill improperly limited the president's power. Russians are going to the polls on March 18, and Putin is expected to win by a landslide. "We were waiting for this list, and I will not hide it, were ready to take retaliatory steps, serious ones, which would have reduced our relations to zero", Putin said. Read More »

Paul Simon Announces "Farewell Performance"

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It's not the first time that Simon has hinted about retiring. Additional performers will be announced at a later date. Specifically, the show is coming under the banner of "Homeward Bound - The Farewell Performance ". As of press time, however, the 76-year-old hasn't released any sort of official statement on his rumoured final appearance, though he did reveal a desire to retire from the public eye a couple years ago. Read More »

Russia's Lavrov heckled as Syria peace talks in Sochi crumble

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Other Syrian opposition members based in Turkey staged a protest, refusing to leave the Sochi airport on arrival when they saw pictures of the Syrian flag. But some delegates stood up and began heckling him, accusing Moscow of killing civilians in Syria with its air strikes. Lavrov's opening remarks at the events, which were delayed by two hours because of ongoing negotiations, were interrupted both by cries of "Long live Russian Federation!" and angry heckling from Syrian delegates. Read More »

Pak court rejects Sharif's objections to supplementary case in Panama Papers scandal

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Today, the court has also summoned more witnesses, including Afaq and Waqar Ahmad, to record statements, while it had recorded statements of two prosecution witnesses at the last hearing. Talking to media outside the accountability court, Nawaz Sharif said, "These days, every court is hearing a case against me, may it be the NAB court, the accountability court or the Supreme Court". Read More »

'NYT' Report Says Trump Ordered Mueller Fired Last June Before Backing Down

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The Times reported that White House counsel Don McGahn refused to ask the Justice Department to dismiss Mueller - threatening instead to quit if the order had been carried out. Meanwhile, despite the sensational nature of the Times report, there is likely little that Mueller doesn't already know about events in the White House. Read More »

In Kenya, Raila Odinga swears himself in as president

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The government of Uhuru Kenyatta responded by declaring the opposition... Thousands gathered in Nairobi's Uhuru Park to watch Mr Odinga take the ceremonial oath of office in the face of global pressure and security concerns. There, he said a direct threat was made at select media owners in which the press was warned against covering the event. He now refers to himself as the president of the Republic of Kenya . Read More »

Jordan- Hamas leader dies after accidentally shooting himself

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Read the full story here. Al-Alami was involved in most of the major decisions made by Hamas over the years. Al-Alami was a key player in Hamas and especially between Iran and Gaza relations. At the start of the Syrian civil war in 2012, he was the last Hamas leader to leave Damascus and return to Gaza, where he was quickly elected deputy Hamas leader, a capacity in which he served until last year's elections. Read More »

USA ambassador to United Nations enamored with Israel lobby

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There's just one big problem: The United Nations hasn't agreed with the Trump administration's assessment. Saudi Arabia has been leading a multinational coalition bombing Yemen since March 2015 in hopes of reinstating the government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who was ousted by the Houthi movement earlier that year. Read More »

Blake Lively Film The Rhythm Section Shuts Down Production

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However, it's now been revealed that Lively's injury is going to need more surgery, and that at least a five month recovery time is required for it to heal. The production of The Rhythm Section, a new spy thriller starring Blake Lively and directed by The Handmaid's Tale Reed Morano, has shut down . Wilson and Broccoli, who have produced the last eight Bond films ( SPECTRE , Skyfall , Quantum of Solace , Casino Royale , Die Another Day , The World is Not Enough , Tomorrow Never Dies ... Read More »

See Hugh Jackman, Margot Robbie in this hilarious 'Dundee' clip

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It's too bad that this is nothing more than a PR stunt because an actual film would have been super amusing if all of these names were available to film the movie. It's been 32 long years since the masterpiece that is Crocodile Dundee first hit screens around the world, but finally we're in for a new installment. Read More »

Card Factory (LON:CARD) Given Buy Rating at Investec

Tci Wealth accumulated 0.01% or 682 shares. About shares traded. Acorn Energy, Inc. Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 sales for $206.75 million activity. The rating was maintained by Beaufort Securities on Monday, December 12 with "Buy". The firm has "Add" rating by Peel Hunt given on Thursday, January 26. Read More »

Three people dead after helicopter crash in California

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The home is near the beach. Details of the moments leading to the crash and the cause were not immediately clear but Chip Duncan, the fire chief in Newport Beach, confirmed three people had died and two others had been taken to hospital with unknown injuries. Read More »

Toronto officers call for backup after allegedly ingesting pot on duty

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The Toronto Police Service is remaining relatively mum on the topic, only confirming that the incident did take place and two officers are officially being investigated by the Toronto police Professional Standards Unit. A police source told the news outlet the officers took the edibles, which should have been taken from the scene and used as evidence, while still on shift and, when they didn't feel the effects, took some more. Read More »

Freed Saudi prince's Kingdom Holding firm climbs 10 percent

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He is chairman of Kingdom Holding Company, which closed 9.97 percent higher on the opening day of this week's trading on the Saudi Tadawul stock exchange. Other factors may also be responsible for the rise in reserves, such as changes in the pattern of transfers of money to Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, and weakness of the United States dollar, which boosts the non-dollar portion of the assets. Read More »

Lords committee warns Brexit bill is 'fundamentally flawed'

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The legislation will be the subject of two days of debate in the House of Lords from Tuesday (30 January). The report also called on the government to review the possibility of creating a special transition period arrangement for the country's participation the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom), separate from the wider Brexit process. Read More »

7 killed as vehicle hits landmine in Pakistan

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Sources in the political administration said that besides six people who were killed in the landmine explosion, one another person also received injuries. The Ghauz Garhi area, situated just on Pak Afghan border in Upper Kurram Agency , is known for frequent United States drone attacks. The region has lately been the target of suspected U.S. Read More »